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sub·ject

subject

 
 
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: suhb jekt
definition 1: the topic of what is said, written, studied, or the like.
Her new novel is about an interesting subject.A great deal of research has been done on that subject.
synonyms:
theme, topic
similar words:
argument, point, text
definition 2: a person or thing that is examined, analyzed, or depicted.
The real subject of the novel is human indifference.The other subject of the film is the mother of the main character.
similar words:
object, point
definition 3: a person who owes allegiance to a monarch or to a state.
The queen addressed her subjects from the palace that morning.
definition 4: a motive for action; cause.
His rash assertion became a subject for debate.
synonyms:
cause
definition 5: an area of study; course.
Her best subject is English.
synonyms:
discipline
similar words:
area, course, study
definition 6: a person or thing that is analyzed, experimented upon, treated, or the like.
The subjects in the experiment received varying treatments.Mice are often used as research subjects.
definition 7: in grammar, a noun or noun equivalent that is one of the two main components of a sentence and that generally names the person, place, thing, or condition which the predicate makes a statement about.
In the sentence "The cat is hiding under the bed," the subject is "the cat."
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: suhb jekt
definition 1: under the power, authority, or influence of someone or something (often fol. by "to").
The lands to the north were subject to Rome.
synonyms:
bound by
similar words:
accessible, amenable, answerable, dependent, subordinate, subservient
definition 2: dependent upon (usu. fol. by "to").
Our plans are subject to your approval.
synonyms:
contingent, dependent on
antonyms:
independent
similar words:
conditional
definition 3: having a disposition toward; prone (usu. fol. by "to").
He is subject to headaches.
synonyms:
disposed, liable, prone, susceptible
similar words:
vulnerable
definition 4: open to; liable for (usu. fol. by "to").
If you don't pay the fine, you will be subject to further penalties.
similar words:
liable, naked, pregnable, vulnerable
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: sb jekt
inflections: subjects, subjecting, subjected
definition 1: to bring under one's power, authority, or influence.
The conquerors subjected the lands to the west.
synonyms:
subordinate
similar words:
conquer, occupy, put, subjugate, submit
definition 2: to make open; expose (usu. fol. by "to").
By speaking so openly, he subjected himself to scorn.
synonyms:
expose
similar words:
submit
definition 3: to cause to endure, suffer, or undergo (fol. by "to").
They subjected the prisoners to brutal punishments.The students observed as the professor subjected the metal to intense heat.
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derivations: subjectable (adj.), subjectability (n.), subjection (n.)
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